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    Pool Salaa D-I-Y

    Pool bar was not in scope...
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    Nice. Beautiful table you have there.

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    I like it Klondyke

    JPPR2's is very flash but yours has an earthy, ethnic and rustic character

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    Nice Klondyke. I know you are a fan of acacia...it that what the table is made from?

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    Nice Klondyke. My FIL and I built one of those style covers about 4 years or so ago under our big mango tree. We strung a very traditional style Thai hammock across the support poles.

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    seems to be lacking a speaker wire electricity extension cable

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoganInParasite View Post
    Nice Klondyke. I know you are a fan of acacia...it that what the table is made from?
    Yes, it's my favorite wood acacia, same as the wonderful artefact in the artwork thread.

    Up-country falangs can see many acacia trees (mai chamchaa) mainly around the roads, the tree forming a huge crown of fresh green branches.

    City falangs - who never leave the City of Angels - can see - in case they happen to drive in taxi during daytime - the trees in the middle of Wireless Rd. (Thanon Witayoo).

    Pool Salaa D-I-Y-acacia-tree-jpg


    The tree is interesting by a special fact occurring before sunset when the small leaves are arranging perpendicularly. That's why in Malaysia it's called five o'clock tree or rain tree, the rainfall over night is not blocked by the leaves.

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    Ah, I know and admire the Rain Tree, a lot of magnificent specimens in our local area. Didn't realize it was acacia. Never too old to learn.

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    I don't think the rain tree and the acacia are the same tree.

    Rain tree: ต้นไม้ฉําฉา / Samanea saman: Samanea saman - Wikipedia

    Acacia: Acacia - Wikipedia

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoganInParasite View Post
    Never too old to learn.
    Todays lesson: Don't rely on anything Klondyke posts to be true.

    He can fashion a fine looking bog seat though.

    They charge a few baht for those 'natural' style tables too. You could make some money via facebook market place.

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    In English it is usually known as rain tree or saman. It is also known as monkey pod, giant thibet, inga saman,[12] cow tamarind,[13] East Indian walnut,[14] soar, or suar. In English-speaking regions of the Caribbean, it is known as coco tamarind in Grenada; French tamarind in Guyana; and samaan tree in Trinidad.[13] In Philippine English, it is confusingly simply known as "acacia", due to its resemblance to native Acacia species.

    From Nev's link.

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    Yes, I read that. I wonder if they call a Toyota a Mercedes or call a daisy a buttercup.

    If only calling something by another name actually changed the thing into the new name, life would be wonderful!

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    Anyway the wood looks lovely, nice contrast with the sap wood included.

    Klondyke, you could have merged the seat from the painting thread with one of the chairs for when life catches you short.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    I don't think the rain tree and the acacia are the same tree.

    Rain tree: ต้นไม้ฉําฉา / Samanea saman: Samanea saman - Wikipedia

    Acacia: Acacia - Wikipedia
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    I am sorry to cause an excitement among some esteemed members.

    Even one of my fan club who always expresses a great appreciation of many of my posts

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Todays lesson: Don't rely on anything Klondyke posts to be true.
    Yes, as HuangLao remarked, there is a different acacia Nev is referring to. In fact, there are many trees in the world called acacia. And some very different.

    Correct is what Shutree describes. What we are here in Thailand - and in the world now increasingly since very popular as furniture and kitchenware - calling acacia is what local people call mai chamchaa, jamjuree, falangs monkeypod....

    Pool Salaa D-I-Y-monkeypod-jpg

    ^These are the small leaves folding by 90 degree late afternoon.

    And from the pink-tipped tuffs - not very easily to spot - a number of longer black pods is developed, allegedly eaten by monkeys (that's why monkeypod) - perhaps not really true. True is that the cows and buffalos like it very much, collecting under the trees, especially now when they do not find much of other green fodder.

    And in turn, after processing inside the cattle, there are places where in the next months you can collect thousands of small seedlings, and they grow quite fast and easy.

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    To my term D-I-Y:
    Admittedly, I am not doing that all by myself. Having some good people who can help (khon chuwai) according to my ingenious ideas and directives. However, it is quite different process than to place an order to a construction company.

    Yes, salaa it is what Thai people call such roofing on 4 pylons (sau), some of the small and modest for relaxing in a shade - also what we see along the road where people waiting on a bus - some of them large and luxurious.

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    Did you get the wood from your land Klondyke, i've not seen it sold, presumably as its not commercially grown so only becomes available when the odd tree gets cut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strigils View Post
    i've not seen it sold
    Up North you can purchase it from numerous businesses that sell a variety of woods. I have seen large wood tables made from the wood Klondyke has shown. Facebook will probably show places that sell and can ship.

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    Move it 6 feet closer to the pool and chock the back up, the kids will love it as a water slide

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    Yes, as HuangLao remarked, there is a different acacia Nev is referring to. In fact, there are many trees in the world called acacia. And some very different.
    That's the exact reason Linnaeus invented the scientific classification system using Latin...

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    Quote Originally Posted by strigils View Post
    Did you get the wood from your land Klondyke, i've not seen it sold, presumably as its not commercially grown so only becomes available when the odd tree gets cut.
    I saw it recently as a very large table top in one of the furniture stalls that is part of the travelling circus which arrives with the annual street festival here. It was just like Klondyke's table, although bigger. I liked it even though I have nowhere to put it and the gf claims that in Isan it is not regarded as 'strong' wood. Surprising, when you look at the spread of those trees it must be very strong indeed. She says it is unlike the traditional hardwoods and will likely split after 10 years or so. Of course, you aren't going to find a large slab of mahogony or teak these days, so probably the Monkeypod tree is the most readily available alternative.

    I didn't know the English name, or any of the English names, for this tree until this thread started so I have learned something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strigils View Post
    Did you get the wood from your land Klondyke, i've not seen it sold, presumably as its not commercially grown so only becomes available when the odd tree gets cut.
    Not from my land - actually, is here any falang who can say My land? Yes, the big pieces in different stage of finishing (and quality) are available.

    Originally, my eyes were cast not only on the lady but also on the beautiful slab, that however was too long for me, it would need to break the perimeter wall and share it with my neighbour or move the swimming pool. So, I had chosen a more modest option...

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    Recently I spotted nice acacia (monkeypod) tree with its typical canopy shape...
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    However, to get a large mature slab it needs few more years...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoganInParasite View Post
    Nice Klondyke. I know you are a fan of acacia...
    Yes, BiP knows that well. When we some time ago stayed in his homestay facilities, being served a lush and abundant breakfast brought (but not into the bed) by his wife on a neat acacia tray (perhaps a DIY? you never know...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Todays lesson: Don't rely on anything Klondyke posts to be true.

    He can fashion a fine looking bog seat though.

    They charge a few baht for those 'natural' style tables too. You could make some money via facebook market place.
    Cyrille. Being negative at first and then following up with positive advice to klondyke . What da fuck cyrille?

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